Using ‘chmod’ on an NTFS (or FAT32) partition

For NTFS partitions, use the permissions option in fstab.

First unmount the ntfs partition.

Identify your partition UUID with blkid

sudo blkid

Then edit /etc/fstab

# Graphical 
gksu gedit /etc/fstab

# Command line
sudo -e /etc/fstab

And add or edit a line for the ntfs partition

# change the "UUID" to your partition UUID
UUID=12102C02102CEB83 /media/windows ntfs-3g auto,users,permissions 0 0

Make a mount point (if needed)

sudo mkdir /media/windows

Now mount the partition

mount /media/windows

The options I gave you, auto, will automatically mount the partition when you boot and usersallows users to mount and umount .

You can then use chown and chmod on the ntfs partition.


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